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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterStretched thin in an uphill battle against drug gangs, the government of Mexican President Felipe Calderon faces increasingly stark options at a pivotal moment. A fatal Sept. 15 grenade attack on civilians in western Mexico, coming on top of a steadily...
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In a chilling assessment of Mexico's drug war, the country's top prosecutor said Monday that more than 5,000 people had been killed in drug violence so far this year, more than double the toll for the same period in 2007. Atty. Gen. Eduardo Medina Mora...
Times Staff WriterRed letters flash inside the famous black eagle, symbol of the United Farm Workers: "Donate," the blinking message urges, to carry on the dreams of Cesar Chavez. Bannered on websites and spread by e-mail, the insistent appeals resonate with a...
Tags: Grapes, Lobbying, Retirement, Public Employees, Children
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAurora Rico Torres is hosting a big holiday party this week, part of a nine-day celebration leading up to Christmas. Before buying the pozole, punch and pinatas, she took part in another Mexican tradition: pawning. On a recent afternoon, the young...
Special to The Times"THE JEWEL of Medina," a novel by journalist Sherry Jones, was originally to be published in August. But Random House decided to drop this historical romance about A'isha, the child bride of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, after an alarm was sounded by an...
Tags: Islam, Laurel, Death, O.J. Simpson, Censorship
Saturday, Feb. 28 CITY SECTION WRESTLING FINALS At Chatsworth High Six Chatsworth High wrestlers won individual titles Saturday and the Chancellors claimed their first City championship since 1974, the inaugural year of the City finals meet, at...
Saturday, Oct. 25 HIGH SCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY Mt. San Antonio College Invitational Boys DIVISION I-II TEAM SWEEPSTAKES TEAM-1. Don Lugo, 81 (77:32); 2. Royal, 128 (78:20); 3. Reno, 171 (78:58); 4. Upland, 204 (79:52); 5. Murrieta Valley, 208 (79:51);...
For the first time since it was launched 48 years ago, the Puerto Rican Day parade was held Saturday away from Chicago's downtown, though the stream of dignitaries, beauty queens and motorcycle riders on the city's West Side was just as vibrant as in...
Staff WriterCALIPATRIA — The idea of commencement brings to Brianna Spence a mixed bag of feelings along with a smile. “(I’m) excited and nervous,” said Spence, known in her school as a committed athlete and a dedicated student who juggled a...
Five men are being charged with daytime burglaries that netted more than $80,000 worth of items from more than two dozen homes throughout the Lehigh Valley, authorities said Wednesday. The men allegedly stole computers, televisions, cellphones, video...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON State supreme court justices are favoring the corporate interests that finance their election campaigns, a comprehensive new study concludes. With more judicial elections now awash in dollars, the study of several thousand court decisions...
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